CUP + MYCELIUM = SUSTAINABLE FURNITURE
Blast transforms waste from the city into sustainable design. Blast collects waste coffee cups from coffee shops around London, transforming them into homeware, furniture and other Objects of Desire with help thanks to mycelium.
Spawned from the frustration of working in reputable architectural practices which did not share the same sustainable visions as these three friends, Blast was born.
With references leaning towards Greek and Roman Columns of the past and cactus, Blast explore the possible relationships between new technologies and living things to develop new processes of artistic and architectural creation using 3d Printing.
Inspired by nature, Blast create a new ecosystem in the city. Blast collect and recycle coffee cups into design with thanks to mycelium. Having launched in 2018 Blast has already developed a range of retail ready, alluring, exquisite products such as cups, vases and stools.
Exhibiting at Biodesign HereNow 2019, was the necessary platform for Blast to showcase their product to both a design audience and the general public. Reactions were positive. Thus propelling Blast to the next steps in their business model. They then launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to purchase equipment which will enable Blast to upscale and create new products at a faster rate.
Now stocked in a boutique in Lyon, having exhibited at The London Design Festival; Road of Design, at the V&A, as well as currently showing at The National Store trade Fair, Blast’s awareness is growing both in the public arena and sustainable fields.
Blast’s future goals include scaling up in terms of both physical size and manufacture. They are currently toying with ideas such as creating architectural structures and homeware. Blast are creating brickwork where ’Form Follows Nature’, to create large scale modular structures such as stunning pavilions. Collaborating with other local specialist designers, Blast have created opportunities to also add a dying process to the mix so their products can now be realised in a range of natural colourings.